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Roland’s Alexa-powered keyboard is available for $500

Sponsored Links Engadget It took nearly an entire year, but Roland’s voice-savvy GO:PIANO keyboard is now available. Spend $500 (and enable a Roland skill) and you can use Alexa to choose sounds, turn on the metronome and control numerous other settings while you play — you don’t have to lift your fingers off the keys …

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Apple Podcasts now works with Echo speakers

Sponsored Links Engadget Almost a year to the day after Amazon announced its Echo devices were compatible with Apple Music, the speakers (and other Alexa-enabled devices) now work with Apple Podcasts in the US. The setup process seems pretty straightforward: just connect your Apple ID to the Alexa app. From then on, you can simply …

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Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan

Sponsored Links The Shed, center, an arts center at New York’s Hudson Yards, is open for a media preview, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. ASSOCIATED PRESS Early this year, Amazon pulled the plug on plans to build an “HQ2” in Queens after a number of local leaders and activists pushed back against the $3 billion in …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds are on sale for $624

Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Amazon has dropped the price of its Samsung Galaxy bundle to $624. The package includes a Galaxy S10 (unlocked with 128 GB in Prism black), Galaxy Buds and a $50 Amazon gift card. Valued at $1,078, the bundle has most recently been on sale for $850. At this new price, it’s …

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Amazon created a musical keyboard to help developers learn about AI

Sponsored Links Amazon Amazon has just announced AWS DeepComposer, what the company claims is the world’s first machine-learning enabled musical keyboard. In practice, the actual device is a lot simpler than Amazon’s grand statement might make it seem. The company envisions developers using the 32-key, two-octave keyboard as a tool for experimenting with machine learning. …

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Battle of the smart screens: Lenovo and Amazon’s latest compared

Amazon’s Echo Show was the only smart display on the market in 2017, but fast forward a couple years later and devices like these have become ubiquitous. Much of that is due to competition from the likes of Google, which in addition to making its own hardware, has licensed out its tech to third-party manufacturers …

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Everything in our holiday gift guide that you can buy for $50 or less

Depending on your budget and how many people are on your gift list this year, you might only have a modest amount to spend on each person. Even if you instill a cap of fifty bucks, though, you still have plenty of options. In Engadget’s 2019 holiday gift guide, we have nearly 50 under $50, …

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State ignored worker death to lure Amazon business, report says

Enlarge / The Amazon logo at the entrance of a logistics center in France, July 2019. Denis Charlet | AFP | Getty Reports of poor and unsafe working conditions within Amazon’s sprawling web of warehouses have been surfacing for years. A new report alleges that not only did conditions in one Indiana warehouse lead to …

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Amazon sues to challenge Microsoft’s $10 billion JEDI contract win

Sponsored Links DENIS CHARLET/AFP via Getty Images Amazon is acting on its promise to challenge the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a key $10 billion cloud computing contract. The internet giant filed a federal lawsuit on November 22nd to contest the Defense Department’s choice for the coveted Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. Amazon didn’t …

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